Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Lois
1470 South Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community
STL LGBTQIA+ Community join our Trans Community as we come together for healing and remembrance of those siblings we have lost to fatal violence, not only in 2018 but previous years as well. As we come together in community, voices of trans individuals will be heard in speech and in song. Join us at the Transgender Memorial Garden, a place of unity and tranquility to reflect and honor those lost.
After the ceremony there will be a candlelight march through the streets of The Grove STL to show our visibility, letting our voices be heard and to show that we are not going to be erased through violence. Everyone should bring a candle, a battery operated candle or flashlight to “shine the light” on the violence that is besets our trans siblings.
As we march through The Grove we ask patrons of businesses, restaurants and bars to join in our march as we pass by.
The march will end at the PrideCenter where we can continue healing and being in community. Refreshments will be available.
Questions about the ceremony, march or repass or volunteer opportunities should be directed to Christa Lou Cunningham at Christa.Cunningham@stlmetrotrans.com